Oxford Book of Scarytales

Oxford Book of Scarytales

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Baker & Taylor
Bone-shaking classic and contemporary legends, folktales, and poems--from the subtly chilling to the comically bizarre, and representing a wide variety of cultures--are retold and illustrated by some of the finest children's writers.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a selection of classic and contemporary horror and ghost stories, folktales, and poems--from the subtly chilling to the comically bizarre--from Great Britain, the United States, Africa, and India

Oxford University Press
There is a Great Swallowing Monster who eats up whole villages, tribes, herds of cows, even clumps of trees. Then there's the terrible Slitherydee who slips out of the sea (but doesn't catch me...yet). What about a Bush woman who transforms before our very eyes into a savage lion (or does she?--don't believe everything you hear or see), and Timmy, an imaginary friend, who knows games to play that will curl your toes and rattle your bones. They're all here--and more--in The Oxford Book of Scary Tales.
Children know that it's great fun to be scared (but not frightened), and Dennis Pepper has carefully collected classic and contemporary legends, folktales, and poems that are sure to do the trick. From the mysteriously chilling to the comically bizarre, a wide variety of cultures and traditions are represented, retold and illustrated in cheerfully gruesome detail by some of the finest artists and writers for children. These are great stories to read aloud or by yourself over and over again to savor the chills of suspense and shivers of delight.
Beautifully packaged and designed, this collection not only entertains but also testifies to the exceptional powers of literature to heighten our emotions and stir our hearts.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1992
ISBN: 9780192781314
0192781316
Branch Call Number: J 808.8037 OXF
Characteristics: 155 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pepper, Dennis

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